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We’re launching a crowdfunding campaign!

November 23, 202011:24 amOctober 1, 2023 11:26 am

For twenty years we have been championing the untold stories of radical, courageous individuals, those who risked their lives, their jobs and their social standing striving for a more peaceful, equal planet in the belief that war is never anything other than failure.

We have over 9,000 objects in our unique collection which continues to expand. In the last five years we have been busier than ever. In 2019 we worked with over 13,000 people who visited the museum or took part in our unique education and outreach programmes. We support people to build peace across communities through exploring and learning.   

Our momentum is growing and so is our influence. There is a renewed interest in our collection. We are being recognised as a vital resource for peace in the UK. 

But growth brings challenges, and our current premises have reached their capacity and are no longer fit for purpose leaving us at a standstill. We are located up 60 steps meaning we are inaccessible. We have no street frontage meaning we are invisible. We do not have the storage space or gallery space to continue to build our collection. 

As we look forward to the next twenty years, we are in need of a new home to unlock our potential and support the increasing demand for our work. 

We want to see more of our important collection in the gallery rather than in storage, show more ambitious exhibitions, and have a purpose-built education space – all with easy access in the heart of our vibrant city.  

We’ve teamed up with Crowdfunder and Museum Association to take part in #SupportOurMuseums initiative and we hope to raise £20,000 to help support our move. 

Find out more and donate here

Written by Ezra Kingston